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Paucicellular Smears Mean
Pap smear says atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance.No trichomonas seen, scanty polymorph nuclear cells, gram positive bacilli.Mean?
If pap smear is abnormal, atypical squamous cells of undetermined endocervical/squamous metaplastic cells are present. + HPV is positive. I worry?
Probably not: This is a common finding on a pap smear and is slightly abnormal. It is not likely to be anything dangerous. However, the only way to be sure is to be evaluated by your doctor. Most times an exam called a colposcopy is recommended in the office. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My pap smear said normal, but what does this mean "Endocervical Component/Squamous Metaplastic Cells from Transformation Zone are
Good: That means that the pap smear tested the area between the ecto- and endo-cervix, the "transformation zone". This is the zone where abnormal cells tend to arise, so the fact that this pap smear captured cells from that area is perfect, that's just the area that doctor was hoping to analyze. Metaplastic cells are not cancer, and are benign, so this is a benign result. HOpe that helps! ...Read more
Abnormal PAP: We do pap smears to screen for cervical cancer cells. The pap smear has helped us reduce cervical cancer to very small numbers. We think that cancer forms in stages over many years (about 10-15). The cells get progressively abnormal before they become cancerous and this is the opportunity that the pap smear gives us. Remove/kill the abnormal cells before cancer develops. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My pap smear(atrophic) shows predominantly parabasal cells with scattered superficial squamous cells. No dyskaryosis is seen .
What does this mean ?
Pap bacteriology results were rare white blood cells, moderate epithelial cells, moderate bacteria, no clue cells. What does this mean?
Normal pap: It shows that you dont have a bacterial infection and the amount of cells are within expected limits Best Wishes Dr M ...Read more
Atypical Glandular cells: The cervix has two cell types- squamous, and glandular. Most abnormalities are in the squamous cells, and can often be seen with colposcopy. Glandular abnormalities are usually not visible with a magnifying lens at colposcopy, and so biopsies are needed to rule out cancers. Glandular cancers are related to HPV usually like the squamous ones, so HPV testing can also help. ...Read more
Depends: True koilocytes are associated with hpv infection and the presence of koliocytes could mean a dysplastic change to the lining cells of your cervix. However, mimics of koilocytic change can be caused by a variety of other entities. Further testing could be performed to clarify the significance of those cells if your ob-gyn feels it is warranted. ...Read more
Pap was not normal Endocervical/transformation zone component present. Atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance asc-us What is this cancer?
Pap smear results. Epithelial cell abnormality, asc-us, endocervical home component present. Partially obscuring inflammation. Normal?
No: ASCUS stands for "atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance." You should follow-up with your OB/GYN for appropriate follow-up as your past history will be needed for proper management. ...Read more
My test report shows intermediate squamous cells metaplastic cells and neutrophils cells what does that means?
It depends what kind: of atypia you are referring to. Is this a breast biopsy? Broadly speaking, atypical cells have some of the histologic features of cancer but not enough to be cancer. Atypia is usually considered to be an indicator of an increased risk of cancer, some consider atypia to be a precursor to cancer. If atypia is found on a needle biopsy, a percentage of those get upgraded to carcinoma on excision ...Read more
Lining of cervix: The uterine cervix is lined by squamous epithelium on the outside, but the canal of the cervix is lined by columnar cells and these cells are called endocervical cells. See this site for more info. http://www.health.gov.au/internet/screening/publishing.nsf/content/results. ...Read more
Glandular cells: It means that there are glandular cells that appear abnormal. This type of pap result needs close follow up to include additional testing as there's a pretty high percentage of there being a precancerous or even cancerous lesion present. You may need a colposcopy and a scraping from the inside of your cervix performed. Be sure to see your doctor for follow up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Generally no.: Endometrial cells can be 'normal' in a pap test depending upon the age of the patient and the time of the menstrual cycle in which the test was performed. If a pap is collected in a premenopausal woman within 10 days of the onset of bleeding / menses, then the endometrial cells are most likely part of uterine shedding. In postmenopausal women, a finding of endometrial cells needs explanation. ...Read more
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